Galatea at Kirkby Stephen

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Jubilee Class express steam loco Galatea powering up the gradient at Kirkby Stephen on its way to Ais Gill summit on the Settle and Carlisle Railway on Saturday. Pete Weber photographed the same train, the Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express, at Ais Gill a few minutes after I got this shot.
K3+D FA*70-200mm lens.
26/02/2018 - 16:41davidtrout
Shutter Speed1/500
Focal Length78mm


Link Posted 26/02/2018 - 16:52
I like the immediacy that the head on view gives this. Though the Sun is more on the far side of the train, you have got plenty of light to illuminate the smokebox and the exhaust has plenty of detail to show how hard she is working already.

Our respective EXIF data shows that there was 15 minutes of hard slog between our respective captures and she was breathing hard when she reached me near the summit.

Pentax K5
Pentax DA 18-55 Mk1, 50-200 (Samsung), 16-45, 55-300 Mk1, 35 f/2.4
Pentax MZ6 + FA28-90, FA50 f/1.4, M 50 f/1.7
Tamron 80-210mm & 28mm


Link Posted 27/02/2018 - 11:04
Well captured David, missed you again here, I was on the footbridge!
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Link Posted 27/02/2018 - 15:22
Yes, I'm just out of shot in the frame, bottom right, of your photo taken at the same time and place.


Link Posted 27/02/2018 - 17:28
You got me with the steam. The muted colours of the environment cause the heavy metal to pop.
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